Taken By You by Carlie Sexton Review and Spotlight Author Interview

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Taken By You, the sequel in Carlie Sexton’s The Killer Next Door series is AMAZING!! We couldn’t put it down.  If you haven’t read the first book, Fallen For You, stop now and go buy it here:


Now onto the sequel!

As Kate is moving forward with Neil and trying to put Roger’s obsession out of her mind and life, Roger has come home to find his beloved Kattaken pic quote 2e gone without a trace.  Confused and upset over his loss, he is even more determined to find Kate so they can pick up where he feels they left off. He searches everywhere for her with no luck until one fateful day, he finally spots her with Neil.  With renewed hope, he puts his plan in place to finally take what is his… Kate!

We Divas find that Carlie Sexton is right on target with Taken By You and are anxiously awaiting to find out what happens next in this thrilling series.  We give Taken By You 5 out of 5 champagne glasses!!

Taken By You is available to purchase here:


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Spotlight Review with Carlie Sexton

Divas –   What inspired you to write this series?

Carlie – I’m fortunate enough to work with Raine Miller’s husband. I learned from a coworker that she was writing books. During my conversation with Josh about Raine I realized that I had a story to tell. I thought it would just be one book, but more kept coming to me. During book 2 I thought I had finished, but talking with my beta readers I discovered that I still had more to tell. So my one book turned into three. I have been fortunate to receive guidance from Raine. She is inspiring to me and I now hataken pic quoteve about ten more stories that I need to write.

Divas –  Who are your favorite authors and/or books to read?

Carlie-  My favorite authors are Nicholas Sparks, Raine Miller, Catherine Bybee, and Nora Roberts. I don’t have a favorite, but I did read The Choice so many times by Nicholas Sparks that the book fell apart.

Divas –  Do you have any other projects in the works?

Carlie –  I am planning on spinning off Mac and Natalie into their own story. I have about 4,000 words written so far. When I am done with revising Given to You, I will concentrate on their story. After that, I might spin off Michelle into her own story.

Divas –  Are there any real life people you had in mind when writing these characters? Kate? Neil? Roger?

Carlie –  To be honest, yes. Kate is based on me and my experiences with a next door neighbor. Neil is based on my husband, but my husband is funnier and not rich. My husband is hunky, intelligent, and adores me just like Neil does Kate. Roger, well he is modeled after my next door neighbor when I was in college. I know~ scary right. I wrote the book as a fiction, but some of it is based on reality.

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Carlie – When I was a little girl, I lived in Hawaii. I took hula lessons and performed live on stage when I was five.

A HUGE Thank you to Carlie for spending some time with us!  We have greatly enjoyed getting to know you better and we look forward to what you have in store for us next!!!!

xoxo The Divas- Tina, Jules, and Allison